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San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    3 Due Diligence Concerns for a Target Company

    3 Due Diligence Concerns for a Target Company
    The buying company will want to dig into all important and relevant documents that may affect the sale or may demonstrate the true state of your company. Additionally, the buyer will likely want to interview executives and/or managers who…
  • Apr 17

    4 Common Legal Issues that Arise in Commercial Real Estate Transaction

    4 Common Legal Issues that Arise in Commercial Real Estate Transaction
    When you are shopping for a product, it is often easy to compare the price and quality to a similar product. However, pieces of real estate are often unique with no exact comparison based on size, age, use, and/or state of the building or…
  • Apr 10

    What Constitutes Wrongful Termination?

    What Constitutes Wrongful Termination?
    A termination is wrongful if it stems from bias based on many protected categories. In California, employees are protected from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, medical conditions, gender…
Rank this Week: 1986

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Beneficiary's Objections to a Probate Petition

    Beneficiary's Objections to a Probate Petition
    When a trust beneficiary objects to a trustee's petition, the objection(s) must be limited to the scope of the petition. Otherwise, the objection will be disregarded.  "Evidence offered on an unpleaded claim, theory, or defense is …
  • Apr 16

    Vested Benficiary and Contingent Beneficiary

    Vested Benficiary and Contingent Beneficiary
    Two terms that can describe a beneficiary of a testamentary instrument are "vested" and "contingent." There is a stark difference between the two terms. The former means that the beneficiary has a present interest in the estate, i.e. they can…
  • Apr 10

    Probating a Lost Will

    Probating a Lost Will
    When a person who wrote a will, the testator, passes away the will needs to be lodged with the appropriate probate court in California. If the person was domiciled in California at death, the county of domiciliary has jurisdiction. For…
Rank this Week: 2047

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Mejor Sentencia En El Caso federal de metanfetamina

    Mejor Sentencia En El Caso federal de metanfetamina
    Mi cliente AC conducía un barco desde Ensenada, México a la ciudad de Oceanside el barco  estaba cargado con casi 500 libras de metanfetamina. Agentes describen este evento como el más grande decomiso de…
  • Apr 24

    Russell Babcock es Super Lawyer 2015

    Russell Babcock es Super Lawyer 2015
    Russell Babcock a sido elegido a  Super Abogado de 2015 por su excelente defensa en casos criminales federales y estatales. Sólo el 5% de los abogados califican para Super lawyers. Mientras que Russell ha ganado muchos premios por…
  • Apr 24

    Cuba y EE.UU. normalizan las relacione

    Cuba y EE.UU. normalizan las relacione
      El presidente Barack Obama hizo un anuncio histórico hoy el cual que va a pasar a normalizar las relaciones con Cuba. Esto incluirá conversaciones inmediatas para restablecer relaciones diplomáticas y el…
Rank this Week: 1945

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/24/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/24/15
    The past week was highlighted by Earth Day, a day for reflecting on the actions we are willing to take to protect our planet, our communities, our families. Conserving personal use of resources is great, but supporting, advocating, and…
  • Apr 22

    Public Charity: Public Support Tests Part II: 509(a)(2)

    Public Charity: Public Support Tests Part II: 509(a)(2)
    A 501(c)(3) organization is presumed to be a private foundation unless it qualifies as a pubic charity. Part I of this post discussed how an organization can qualify as a public charity under one of two 509(a)(1) tests, either the ……
  • Apr 21

    Nonprofit Radio: Legal Issues Related to Volunteer

    Nonprofit Radio: Legal Issues Related to Volunteer
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio speaking with host Tony Martignetti this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET discussing volunteers and the legal issues nonprofits must consider when working with volunteers. You can tune in to the live…
Rank this Week: 1738

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Lights, camera, roll 'em...

    Lights, camera, roll 'em...
    Today's LA Times presents After Court Adjourns, 9th Circuit Judge's Movie Nights Are A Hit here, about the movie nights at the Ninth Circuit, started by Judge Kozinski.Kozinski holds the event, known as KFF or Kozinski's Favorite Flicks,…
  • Apr 22

    Baseball themed dissent in Barry Bonds case

    Baseball themed dissent in Barry Bonds case
    The Barry Bonds en banc opinion is out (here), and Judge Rawlinson pens a baseball-themed dissent with the following intro, headings and conclusion:U.S. v. Bonds, No. 11-10669Rawlinson, Circuit Judge, dissenting:There is no joy in this…
  • Apr 21

    Editing tricks fail to fool court; brief stricken

    Editing tricks fail to fool court; brief stricken
    Looking for ways to outsmart the 14K word limit? Law360 today has a story titled Too-Long Brief Dooms Banking Patent Appeal at Fed. Circ., where "A trick straight out of high school English class cost [an appellant]" in a big way: its appeal…
Rank this Week: 1920

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Forming a California Partnership

    Forming a California Partnership
    One of the first decisions new partners face in pursuing a new business venture is what type of business entity to form.  Options include forming formal business entities such as a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) which…
  • Jan 27

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease
    The terms of commercial leases vary significantly depending on the type of commercial property being leased and the specific business goals of both landlords and tenants. "Option clauses," also known as "renewal terms,"…
  • Jan 20

    Derivative Lawsuits and the Closely Held Corporation

    Derivative Lawsuits and the Closely Held Corporation
    In general, shareholders are not permitted to sue corporations on their own behalf seeking damages for themselves. Instead, they are required to bring an action against wrongdoers (usually the officers and/or directors of the corporation) on…
Rank this Week: 1374

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

Covers California HOA law issues, including HOA governance, foreclosures and ARC enforcement. By Tinnelly Law Group.

http://hoalaw.tinnellylaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association

    New Client: Avelina Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Avelina Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their associations' legal counsel. Avelina is a brand new single family detached home community in the city of Perris being developed by Pulte…
  • Apr 13

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee

    Expanded Scope of 'Judicial Deference' - Authority to Impose Short-term Renter Fee
    *New Case LawIn the landmark case of Lamden v. La Jolla Shores Clubdominium Homeowners Assn. (1999) 21 Cal.4th 249 ("Lamden"), the California Supreme Court established what is known as the "Rule of Judicial Deference" or "Lamden Rule" that,…
  • Apr 7

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association

    New Client: Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association
    We are proud to announce that Coronado at Aliso Viejo Homeowners Association has selected Tinnelly Law Group as their association's legal counsel. Coronado was built in 1994 by Lohn Laing Homes in the City of Aliso Viejo, which is known for…
Rank this Week: 2012

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
  • Apr 9

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?
    Nursing homes are expensive. The same goes for just about any kind of senior assistance or long-term care. So how are elderly people of modest means supposed to cope? A recent Gannett article lays out the three basic options: Get the…
Rank this Week: 1989

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Apr 23

    Can You Escape a California No-Contest Clause?…Probably…

    Can You Escape a California No-Contest Clause?…Probably…
    Under California law, no-cotest clauses in California Trust and Wills have been substantially limited in their applicability.  In most cases they simply will not apply.  But even when a no-contest clause does apply, it may still be…
  • Apr 16

    Top 8 Must Know Facts for Every California Trustee

    Top 8 Must Know Facts for Every California Trustee
    If you are a California Trustee, here are eight must know facts for your to properly administer your Trust and keep yourself safe from any personal liability: 1.  Know Your Duties Being a Trustee is a thankless job.  You owe many…
  • Apr 9

    Can You Prove It? Shifting the Burden of Proof in California Will and Trust Case

    Can You Prove It? Shifting the Burden of Proof in California Will and Trust Case
    Do you have the evidence required to prove your case in Court?  Why not make the other side prove it instead?  Under California law, there are time when you can shift the burden of proof onto your opponent.  In this video,…
Rank this Week: 1316

California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By William D Hartsock, Tax Attorney Inc.

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1569

Patent Lawyer Blog

Patent Lawyer Blog

Covers developments in patent law and litigation. By Stan Gibson of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://patentlaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1843

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, paternity and legal separation issues. By Roy M. Doppelt and Associates.

http://www.sandiegodivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Court Allows Wife to Serve Divorce Summons Via Facebook

    Court Allows Wife to Serve Divorce Summons Via Facebook
    Laws governing marriage and divorce vary somewhat from state to state. Most aspects of a divorce proceeding are regulated by the local state's family code, including procedural and substantive matters. In California, like most states,…
  • Apr 14

    California Family Code Governs Request for Attorney Fees in Divorce Proceeding

    California Family Code Governs Request for Attorney Fees in Divorce Proceeding
    The California Family Code governs various aspects of a divorce proceeding. In many cases, the Code operates to establish a fair and just process for both spouses and any children involved. One of the ways the law does this is to ensure…
  • Apr 7

    California Court Addresses Timeliness of Appeal from Divorce Judgment

    California Court Addresses Timeliness of Appeal from Divorce Judgment
    When a court issues a judgment of divorce, the parties to the case have a legal right to appeal the ruling. But California law sets forth certain requirements that must be met, such as the time period within which one may file an appeal. The…
Rank this Week: 1756

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Sacramento Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers commercial leasing and creditor's rights. By the Law Office of Kristina M. Reed.

http://www.sacramentorealestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    The Enforceability of Cotenancy Clauses in Retail Lease

    The Enforceability of Cotenancy Clauses in Retail Lease
    The California Court of Appeals recently decided a case that deals with the enforceability of cotenancy clauses in retail leases. This case was one of first impression in California, meaning that it was the first time that a California…
  • Mar 26

    There is Such a Thing as Being "Too Specific" in UCC Filing

    There is Such a Thing as Being "Too Specific" in UCC Filing
    An important part of business and commercial law is drafting security agreements and UCC filings. These sorts of documents require a certain degree of specificity to be valid. However, just as with anything, too much specificity can be too…
  • Mar 22

    Arbitration Provisions in Online Contract

    Arbitration Provisions in Online Contract
    As businesses move online the way they create contracts with consumers continues to change. This ever evolving area of business law impacts not only the way businesses interact with your customers but also the way they resolve any disputes…
Rank this Week: 1976

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1790

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Understanding Probation Violations in California

    Understanding Probation Violations in California
    A probation violation occurs when you break the conditions of probation. This may result in serious punishment, depending upon the nature and gravity of the violation, whether or not this is your first violation, and whether there are factors…
  • Apr 15

    Events in Ferguson Shine Light on a California Problem

    Events in Ferguson Shine Light on a California Problem
    Prior to the U.S. Department of Justice uncovering a history of racial profiling and discrimination in Ferguson, MO, a group of attorneys filed suit claiming that municipal courts in the town were arresting and imprisoning a large number…
  • Jan 9

    The Reality of Driving Under The Influence

    The Reality of Driving Under The Influence
    According to MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving), in 2014, drivers operating vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol killed around 10,500 people; 345,000 were injured. The statistics for the number of accidents occurring in…
Rank this Week: 1231

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Apr 20

    Fracking Company Attempts To Trademark A Smell

    Fracking Company Attempts To Trademark A Smell
    IPNews® - A Texas based company known for its orange scented fracking is attempting to register a trademark to protect its scented liquid products. Trademark officials may have to develop a keen sense of smell in the future as several…
  • Apr 15

    Jim Nantz phrase "A Tradition Unlike Any Other" Becomes a Trademark

    Jim Nantz phrase "A Tradition Unlike Any Other" Becomes a Trademark
    IPNews® - CBS announcer Jim Nantz coined the phrase “A Tradition Unlike Any Other” while working on the Masters Tournament broadcast.  Thereafter, Augusta National Golf Club begain to commercially use the phrase and last…
  • Apr 10

    Rand Paul's Video Removed From YouTube For Copyright Infringement

    Rand Paul's Video Removed From YouTube For Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - Rand Paul’s race for Presidency didn’t necessarily get off to a good start.  To promote his campaign, he created a YouTube video featuring his announcement for candidacy.  Unfortunately for him,…
Rank this Week: 1348

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Law Monitor

Covers bankruptcy, debt collection, and foreclosures. By Christine Wilton.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawmonitor.com
  • Apr 20

    Insider’s Guide to Income Taxes in Bankruptcy

    Insider’s Guide to Income Taxes in Bankruptcy
    By now you should be celebrating the end of Tax Season and you have either filed your tax returns or an extension of time, if you owe taxes.  Now that you know you owe the IRS, what are your options and how do you deal with the IRS?…
  • Apr 13

    Consumer’s Guide to Asset Protection and Bankruptcy

    Consumer’s Guide to Asset Protection and Bankruptcy
    I sat in on a recent panel discussion entitled, “Busting Trusts,” held by the Orange County Bar Association Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section. With a bankruptcy judge and two trustees on the panel, the discussion turned on…
  • Apr 6

    Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Fiancial Industry: Pound Foolish

    Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Fiancial Industry: Pound Foolish
    I have been reading the book, Pound Foolish by Helaine Olen (@helaineolen) and I couldn’t get past the first fourteen pages without thinking that here is a woman who is a writer and journalist, who once wrote  for the Los Angeles…
Rank this Week: 1372

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Apr 17

    New York Court Allows "Service of Process" by Facebook

    New York Court Allows "Service of Process" by Facebook
    The Internet is becoming increasingly ubiquitous. Take the divorce matter that was recently ruled on by a judge in New York. The ruling is one of the first times that service of process by Facebook has been allowed. Normally, service of…
  • Apr 3

    Supreme Court Decision Sends UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Back to Lower Court

    Supreme Court Decision Sends UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Back to Lower Court
    A Supreme Court ruling may have implications for employers who have not given particular consideration to their policies regarding pregnant workers. In the Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service Inc. case, the highest court in the U.S. ruled in…
  • Mar 27

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Allegations of gender discrimination in Silicon Valley are nothing new. High profile lawsuits have already been filed against several tech companies. Now a former Twitter employee has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her former…
Rank this Week: 1740

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Apr 17

    Assembly Bill 1252: Is There Hope for a Real Proposition 65 Reform?

    Assembly Bill 1252: Is There Hope for a Real Proposition 65 Reform?
    CBL had said that an upcoming post would talk about another new Proposition 65 reform effort, Assembly Bill 1252. And now we will. Here’s what AB 1252 would change: Right now, in almost all cases, if a Proposition 65 private...
  • Apr 9

    Finally, Cal Supremes Schedule Hearing in Contractual Arbitration Case

    Finally, Cal Supremes Schedule Hearing in Contractual Arbitration Case
    For years now, companies, consumers and their lawyers have been waiting to see what would happen to the law involving contractual arbitration in Sanchez v. Valencia Holdings. The California Supreme Court has been sitting on this case for…
  • Mar 23

    Proposition 65: New Warning Regulations, New Proposed Amendments, A New Win for the Defense

    Proposition 65: New Warning Regulations, New Proposed Amendments, A New Win for the Defense
    There’s much happening in the world of Proposition 65 these days. In the posts coming up, Cal Biz Lit will talk about The status of the new safe harbor warning and web site regulations proposed by OEHHA; New AB 1252...
Rank this Week: 1772

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    California's 'Incredible' Stem Cell Invention

    California's 'Incredible' Stem Cell Invention
    C. Randal Mills - CIRM 2.0. Building a better stem cell agency (Part 2) from MCC Industry Relations on Vimeo.Randy Mills, the president of the $3 billion California stem cell agency, was selling hard a couple of months ago in San Diego.…
  • Apr 2

    'Born in Hype:' The California Experiment and Stem Cell Research

    'Born in Hype:' The California Experiment and Stem Cell Research
    A California newspaper with a daily readership of 1.5 million this week thrashed the field of stem cell science, declaring that it “is slathered with so much money that immoderate predictions of success are common.”“Infected…
  • Apr 1

    Moratorium on Possible Genetic Alteration of Human Race on Agenda Tomorrow at California Stem Cell Agency

    Moratorium on Possible Genetic Alteration of Human Race on Agenda Tomorrow at California Stem Cell Agency
    The select panel that helps the $3 billion California stem cell agency set  research standards meets tomorrow and Friday in Los Angeles, its first session since 2013. The agenda appears modest but it does include a discussion involving…
Rank this Week: 1680

Insurance Blog

Insurance Blog

Provides analysis of trends and developments in the area of insurance coverage law. By Farella Braun + Martel.

http://www.farellacoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 15

    Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business Strategy

    Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business Strategy
    I will be speaking tomorrow at BASF (301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco) about insurance coverage issues arising out of legal malpractice claims. The presentation is “Don’t Be the Scapegoat for a Failed Investment or Business…
  • Apr 3

    Mind the Gap! Avoiding Unexpected Gaps in Insurance Program

    Mind the Gap! Avoiding Unexpected Gaps in Insurance Program
    No one insurance policy covers all liability risks. Risk managers expect to purchase several types or layers of insurance to cover different types of insurance liabilities, to provide sufficient limits for a catastrophe loss, or to provide…
  • Feb 2

    The Case of the Zealous Defense Counsel

    The Case of the Zealous Defense Counsel
    A law firm asked us for advice a few months into a fast-moving intellectual property lawsuit. The complaint alleged trademark and copyright infringement claims against the company and two of its officers. They noted that while the defense was…
Rank this Week: 1359

Rifkin Consulting Attorney…

Rifkin Consulting Attorney Recruiter Blog

Covers job search advice for lawyers.

http://rifkinconsulting.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    Trends in California Law Firm

    Trends in California Law Firm
    So many changes in the way firms do business during the last five years...some areas of practice that were dormant are now "hot", such as corporate law and real estate.  Labor and employment remains a very desirable area of practice for…
  • Feb 10

    Ten Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile

    Ten Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile
    My esteemed colleague, Anabella Bonfa, is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who writes and lectures on how to enhance your LinkedIn profile to maximize this marketing tool.  I have personally observed how Anabella works…
  • May 16

    Get My Attention – Send a Respectable Cover Letter!

    Get My Attention – Send a Respectable Cover Letter!
    Recently I read an article by a recruiter who very straightforwardly acknowledged that she often receives unimpressive application materials from job-seekers.  This is often a non-starter and the result is…Delete.  Why? …
Rank this Week: 1627

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Exploring state and federal regulation of land and development in California. By Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

http://landuse.coxcastle.com/
  • Apr 14

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .

    KEEP AN EYE ON . . .
    2015 is shaping up as a year of significant developments in land use law thanks to the Governor, the Legislature, and the courts. Here’s an update on anticipated developments related to Sea Level Rise, Affordable Housing, Traffic Impact…
  • Jan 20

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review

    The California Environmental Quality Act – The Year 2014 in Review
    (Mike, a Cox Castle & Nicholson partner, is the Co-Author of the CEQA treatise “Practice Under the California Environmental Quality Act.”)   Click here to review an in depth summary of the legislative and case law…
  • Jan 20

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS

    BEWARE OF PLANNERS BEARING GIFTS
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you only had to prepare a mitigated negative declaration (MND), rather than an EIR, before getting your project approved? The Planning Director says “That’s all we need,” but your lawyer says…
Rank this Week: 1572

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question
    QTIP trusts are excellent options for a number of married couples, especially those who have been married two or more times, or those with blended families. However, not many people understand what a QTIP trust is, what the benefits are, or…
  • Apr 10

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)
    In our last post, we outlined four common myths surrounding estate planning in California. Today, we’ll look at four more common misconceptions that we hear in our office from individuals new to estate planning.
  • Apr 9

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)
    One of the reasons that far too many people don’t take care of their basic estate planning needs is that they hold common misconceptions about what estate planning is, how it works, and whether they need to worry about it. Below, we…
Rank this Week: 2007

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

Covers issues and topics relating to consumer law as it relates to car lemon laws and auto dealer fraud. By Kemnitzer, Anderson, Barron, Ogilvie & Brewer.

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Apr 11

    Lights Out for GE Capital

    Lights Out for GE Capital
    General Electric announced last week that it was selling off GE Capital, its financial services division, and returning to its core business of manufacturing. Consumer advocates lauded the change. Marcus Stanley, of Americans for Financial…
  • Mar 25

    Federal Court Approves BMW Z4 Cracked Wheels Class Action Settlement

    Federal Court Approves BMW Z4 Cracked Wheels Class Action Settlement
    The Honorable Vincent Chhabria of the U.S. District Court (Northern California) has granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement, which will provide BMW owners and lessees significant compensation for past repairs and the promise…
  • Mar 19

    The Faith-Based Fight Against Usury

    The Faith-Based Fight Against Usury
    Usury is a term that generally refers to an unlawful rate of interest. The California Constitution states that usury is more than 10% per annum (even 7% in some circumstances). But the California banking lobby has managed to get a loophole…
Rank this Week: 1751

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    “Undue Influence” Can Undo Your Estate Planning Intention

    “Undue Influence” Can Undo Your Estate Planning Intention
    Your deathbed is not the right place to make a will or begin the estate planning process. Individuals who are hospitalized or dying are often subject to the undue influence of others. California courts may invalidate a will or other estate…
  • Mar 22

    The Importance of Managing Trust Asset

    The Importance of Managing Trust Asset
    A living trust can help provide for both you and your children. Married couples often establish a joint trust to manage their assets during their lifetimes, and when one spouse dies, the other spouse may continue to benefit from the trust. A…
  • Mar 20

    Addressing “Joint” and “Community” Property in Your Estate Plan

    Addressing “Joint” and “Community” Property in Your Estate Plan
    California is a “community property” state. This means any property acquired during a marriage belongs to the spouses equally. In the event of divorce, any community property must be divided between the spouses. Of course, a…
Rank this Week: 1685

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody

    Vaccination, Parents' Rights, and Child Custody
    Courts are being asked to decide vaccination issues between disagreeing parents in child custody cases . These disagreements are catching the public's eye and ears in the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak, and public opposition to…
  • Jan 15

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?

    Pet Custody? What's The Standard?
    Recent changes in the California version of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act now permit a judge making a restraining order, to make an order for "... the exclusive care, possession, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased,…
  • Nov 19

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)

    Spend More Time talking About The Relationship, and Less Money on the Ring, the Wedding (and the Divorce?)
    An Emory University study suggests that there is an inverse correlation between the amount a couple spends on the engagement ring and the wedding, and the chance that the marriage will last.  I have my own theories about why this correlation…
Rank this Week: 1206

Workers' Rights Blog

Workers' Rights Blog

Covers class action and employment law. By Sundeen Salinas & Pyle.

http://www.workersrightsblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    Are Employers Required to Reimburse Employees for Personal Cell Phones Used at Work?

    Are Employers Required to Reimburse Employees for Personal Cell Phones Used at Work?
    More and more employers require employees to use their personal cell phones for work.  Yet California Labor Code section 2802 requires employers to reimburse employees for “all necessary expenditures or losses incurred by the…
  • Apr 6

    Hunter Pyle to speak in Webinar re PAGA Claim

    Hunter Pyle to speak in Webinar re PAGA Claim
    On April 6, 2015, at 10 am Pacific Standard Time, I will be be speaking in a webinar that is devoted to PAGA claims.  A description follows: In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision not to interfere, for now, in…
  • Apr 6

    Judge Chen, Judge Henderson, and a Ray of Sunshine re PAGA Claims in Hernandez v. DMSI

    Judge Chen, Judge Henderson, and a Ray of Sunshine re PAGA Claims in Hernandez v. DMSI
    On January 11, 2015 I posted a comment about how some federal district courts in California were rejecting the part of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation (2014) 59 Cal.4th 348 in which Justice Goodwin Liu held that arbitration agreements…
Rank this Week: 1554

Southern California Bankruptcy Law…

Southern California Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage modification and short sales. By Nick Gebelt.

http://www.southerncaliforniabankruptcylawblog.com
  • Apr 3

    Discharging Income Taxes In Bankruptcy After A Substitute For Return Is Filed

    Discharging Income Taxes In Bankruptcy After A Substitute For Return Is Filed
    Some time ago I wrote about discharging income taxes in bankruptcy.  I stated that there is a three-part test for determining their dischargeability, and started with the following executive summary: For a tax to be dischargeable in…
  • Jan 29

    The Feds Are Fishing For Loan Shark Collector

    The Feds Are Fishing For Loan Shark Collector
    Many ― but not all ― debt collectors working for loan sharks are alleged humans who do the bidding of the dark side of the force.  I have written about abusive debt collectors several times, in unflattering terms.  It…
  • Jan 23

    Obamacare And Bankruptcy

    Obamacare And Bankruptcy
    One of the putative motivations for enacting Obamacare (a.k.a. The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act; have fun reading it, and make sure you have industrial quantities of coffee on hand) was to ensure that no one would be financially…
Rank this Week: 1695

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including H-1B visas. By Cornerstone Law Group.

http://www.immigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin

    April 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin
    The visa bulletin is out at this link: April 2015 Visa Bulletin In the April Bulletin, there is a retrogression of nearly 10 months in the EB-3 category for China, with a slight forward movement in most other visa…
  • Feb 24

    Extending Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Worker

    Extending Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Worker
    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) regulatory change will extend employment authorization eligibility to H-4 spouses of certain H-1B workers who have already started the process of seeking employment-based lawful permanent…
  • Jan 31

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application

    USCIS Delays in Processing EAD Application
    The employment authorization document (EAD) provides for employment authorization. Once the EAD expires, however, the employee must stop working. Continued employment is not permitted based on the filing an application to extend the EAD. …
Rank this Week: 1256

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1988

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

Covers case law, regulation and legislation affecting the insurance industry. By Barger & Wollen LLP.

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Mar 25

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing

    Court Dismisses Case For No Diversity Jurisdiction 2 Days After Filing
    In an unusual display of speedy discretion, federal District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell wasted no time in dismissing the complaint on a public works payment bond filed by Advance Industrial Coating, LLC in Advance Indus. Coating, LLC v.…
  • Mar 24

    TEST

    TEST
    In a significant decision the Wisconsin Supreme Court has held that claims-made-and-reported requirements in claims made policies should be enforced as written. An insured's failure to report a claim during the time required by the policy…
  • Mar 16

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded

    Typo Renders Proposal For Settlement Ambiguous ― No Fees Awarded
    In GEICO v. Ryan, No. 4D13-2615 (Fla. 4th DCA, Mar. 11, 2015), the Court reversed the Trial Court's award of attorney's fees in favor of the insured because the "Proposal for Settlement contains a patent ambiguity--spelling out $100,000 in…
Rank this Week: 1352

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050
    Dementia is not an easy illness to manage. Family members are forced to care for and financially back their loved ones when they are no longer able to do so for themselves. In most cases, individuals do not have adequate...
  • Mar 18

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?
    Aid & Attendance is a special pension that offers veterans and their surviving spouses additional funding/assistance for another person to help with eating, dressing, bathing and other daily maintenance matters. Not all veterans will…
  • Mar 16

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?
    Though life expectancy tables can predict that individuals will live a certain number of years, the fact of the matter is that there is a large variety of factors that play into how long a person might live. Mortality tables...
Rank this Week: 1556

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Mar 18

    Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Action

    Calculating Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Action
    Civil Code section 3291 provides that if the plaintiff in a personal injury action makes a Code of Civil Procedure section 998 offer to compromise which the defendant does not accept, and the plaintiff obtains a more favorable judgment,…
  • Feb 11

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial

    Evidence of Immigration Status: Rarely Relevant, Almost Always Prejudicial
    Now, more than ever, terms like “illegal alien,” “illegal immigrant,” and “undocumented worker” generate fear and controversy in our society.  And in the courtroom setting, the passionate responses…
  • Jan 7

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)

    Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)
    “This petition . . . ask[s] this Court to unmistakably clarify, to the whole patent community, that its Mayo/Biosig/Alice decisions (“3 decisions”) ended the claim construction anomaly hampering especially ET…
Rank this Week: 1442

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    San Diego County DMV Hearing Officer Guilty: Accepting DUI Defense Attorneys’ Bribe

    San Diego County DMV Hearing Officer Guilty: Accepting DUI Defense Attorneys’ Bribe
    In San Diego County, or anywhere in California, if you are arrested for drunk driving, two processes automatically begin.  One is the court process which is handled through the criminal court system and involves criminal charges and…
  • Mar 11

    San Diego DecoBikes: Beware Of Possible BUI’

    San Diego DecoBikes: Beware Of Possible BUI’
    San Diego neighborhoods, including Hillcrest, North Park, South Park, Golden Hills, Mission Hills, Little Italy, and Downtown, have new DecoBike stations.  In fact, at least 80 rental stations have been installed, with a total of 180…
  • Jan 19

    CA DMV Study Shows IID Pilot Program Not A General Drunk Driving Deterrent

    CA DMV Study Shows IID Pilot Program Not A General Drunk Driving Deterrent
    Currently, there are four counties in California that are participating in the ignition interlock device, IID, pilot program:  Los Angeles, Alameda, Tulare, and Sacramento, per California Vehicle Code Section 23700.  The pilot…
Rank this Week: 1960

Wage Law

Wage Law

Covers California wage and hour law. By Walsh & Walsh.

http://www.californiawagelaw.com/wage_law/
  • Mar 4

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee

    California Supreme Court to Review Opinion on Class Action Attorney's Fee
    The California Supreme Court has decided to grant review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International (Brennan) (2014) 180 Cal.Rptr.3d 136. The case addresses whether, under Serrano v. Priest (1977) 20 Cal.3d 25, the trial court can anchor its…
  • Dec 29

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie

    New Forms for California Paid Sick Leave Policie
    AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 goes into effect on January 1, 2015 (although paid sick leave accrual does not begin until July 1, 2015). Starting with the new year, employers must comply with AB 1522's...
  • Oct 16

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative

    The 5 rules on how to kill a consumer-friendly initiative
    My political post of the month: Props 45 and 46 are laws written to protect you and I - the consumer, the common person.. They are opposed by large profitable corporate interests. They are deceiving you into thinking these laws...
Rank this Week: 1453

Koehlerlegal

Koehlerlegal

Discusses current cases and issues in the law. By Kurt T. Koehler.

http://www.koehlerlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law

    The Second Amendment and Californa's Mandatory Microstamping Law
    In 2007 California enacted a law banning the sale of handguns that lack the ability to imprint the weapon's make, model, and serial number on the cartridge when the bullet is fired.  The purpose of the law is fairly obvious. …
  • Jan 1

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
    Happy New Year, 2015!Below are some links about the New Year.  Among other things, New York has banned taking selfie photos with tigers, lions, and other big…
  • Dec 19

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction
    The lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is an interesting development on the legalization issue. This case filed by a state against another state would fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 1356

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Cohen IP Law Group's Lawsuit Against Universal and Seth MacFarlane

    Cohen IP Law Group's Lawsuit Against Universal and Seth MacFarlane
    Hollywood Reporter has covered Cohen IP Law Group’s recent lawsuit against Universal Pictures, Seth MacFarlane and other defendants for trade dress infringement and other…
  • Feb 18

    $1.3 million Judgment Vacated by Cohen IP Law Group

    $1.3 million Judgment Vacated by Cohen IP Law Group
    Cohen IP Law Group is happy to announce that it has obtained an order today in favor of our client, from the Hon. Dale Fischer, vacating a $1.3 million judgment previously obtained by Beats Electronics. Los Angeles Trademark Lawyer
  • Jan 28

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter

    Alice is Harsh - Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter
    The US Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, which came down last June elaborated on patent ineligible subject matter, particularly as it applies to software patents.  But the scope of these 101 type rejections has…
Rank this Week: 1284

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)

    How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer (infographic)
    If you been charged with a crime you need to choose the right lawyer to defend you in court. DO NOT try to defend yourself! Here are a few questions to ask when selecting an attorney to represent you in your time of need. The post How to…
  • Dec 18

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU

    Sexual assaults on campus targeted by SDSU
    A headline tells you that college students are now required to take a course relating to sexual crimes on campus. What would you think? For many of us, our thoughts would probably focus on how women can protect themselves against sexually…
  • Dec 11

    Race and crime in San Diego

    Race and crime in San Diego
    It should come as no surprise to our readers that, like most other areas in the country, black San Diegans shoulder a disproportionate share of both crime suspects and crime victims. We’re not offering a sociological analysis of the…
Rank this Week: 1787

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
  • Jan 21

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse
    How to Take Paul Newman's "The Sting" Out of Your Taxes With the rise of the internet, cloud and smart phone economy, more and more people have the option of living in one state while working in another - remotely. The possibilities for…
  • Dec 12

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident
    California residents who plan to move to another (by definition lower income tax) state, either to retire or for business purposes, often face the problem of how to handle their business interests situated in California. Mostly these…
  • Dec 11

    CANADIAN SNOWBIRD OR LANDLORD OR BOTH? The Tax Difference

    CANADIAN SNOWBIRD OR LANDLORD OR BOTH? The Tax Difference
    Helped along by the depressed US housing market in the past few years, the Palm Springs, California, area has become a hot spot for Canadians to purchase vacation homes or rental property. Often the same property is used for both purposes:…
Rank this Week: 1906

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Covers news and law in the area of video games, digital law, privacy, and technology.

http://dlr-law.com/writings--pubs.html
Rank this Week: 1449

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Bay Area Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Features analysis and commentary on consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Offices of Jon G. Brooks.

http://www.bayareabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1861

Smaller Reporting Company's…

Smaller Reporting Company's Securities Blog

Covers securities law issues for entrepreneurs, emerging companies, investors and shareholders. By Stoecklein Law Group, LLP.

http://slgsecurities.com/
  • Dec 22

    F-Squared hit with $35M SEC penalty

    F-Squared hit with $35M SEC penalty
    Originally posted on America's Markets:Fast-growing money management firm F-Squared has agreed to pay $35 million and admit wrongdoing for defrauding investors with false ads about the firm’s flagship product, a federal regulator…
  • Feb 18

    {Video} The difference between Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist

    {Video} The difference between Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist
    Originally posted on Fabulous & Money Savvy:Successful entrepreneur and CEO, Jay Adelson, demystifies the start-up process by providing advice, tips, and answering questions. Today Jay discusses funding and explains the difference between…
  • Feb 3

    SEC Suspends Trading in 255 “Shell” Companie

    SEC Suspends Trading in 255 “Shell” Companie
    Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Press Release announcing that as a result of its micro-cap fraud-fighting initiative they named “Operation Shell-Expel”, they suspended trading in 255 dormant shell…
Rank this Week: 1606

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit
    Tylenol, the #1 doctor recommended brand of pain relief and a name trusted by Americans for years to treat aches and reduce fevers, has been linked to liver failure. A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 1618

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1874